Vatican News


Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
Feb 20 2017
Forgiveness, the pope said, is the path toward holiness and toward peace.

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says
Feb 17 2017
“It necessary to tone it down a bit, to talk less and listen more,” the pope told students and others at Rome Tre University.

God will ask an account for blood spilled in today’s wars, pope says
Feb 16 2017
Humankind will have to answer to God for the bloodshed of the innocent victims of war, Pope Francis said.

Pope, cardinal advisers discuss church tribunals, Curia offices
Feb 15 2017
Pope Francis and members of the international Council of Cardinals advising him on church governance discussed the functions of the Vatican tribunals that handle marriage, appeals and indulgences.

Pope praises abuse survivor for breaking silence
Feb 13 2017
The sexual abuse of children by those who have vowed to serve Christ represents “a diabolical sacrifice” of innocent, defenseless lives, Pope Francis said.

Pope names envoy to study pastoral care of faithful in Medjugorje
Feb 13 2017
The pope chose Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warsaw-Praga as his special envoy to Medjugorje, the Vatican announced Feb. 11.

Church needs religious orders’ courage, witness, pope tells superiors
Feb 09 2017
The pope expressed concern about newer religious communities he described as "restorationists."

Vatican official speaks at U.S. bishops’ bioethics conference
Feb 09 2017
The head of the Pontifical Council for Life urged the U.S. bishops to stress the human dimension that is under threat of being ignored in the continued search for technological progress.

At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims
Feb 08 2017
Pope Francis asked government officials around the world to “decisively combat this plague” of human trafficking.

Keep searching for unity, pope tells German Lutherans, Catholics
Feb 07 2017
Christians must find a common way of reacting and witnessing to the Gospel, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said.